Omnium Cargo Review on Kittad.se

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There’s a nice piece on the Omnium Cargo bike today by Kent Clarström on the website kittad.se. It’s in Swedish – of course! But here’s a few translated quotes into English and you can also read the original article on Kittad.se by clicking this link:
http://cykel.kittad.se/omnium-cargo-en-latt-lastcykel-1140

“…A really cool thing with the Omnium Cargo is that the rider himself can equip the load surface in many different ways. Instead of a fixed platform or box, you can attach whatever you like with ease. Omnium Bikes offer a range of solutions including a seat, a tough canvas sling, and a range of waterproof bags up to 400 litres in capacity! And on top of that you can even have a back rack like a normal bike too….”

“…cycling was really a pleasure, the bike behaves, yes like a bike! None of the vague steering that some other cargo bikes seem to have, making it so easy to get used to! It might seem strange not to see the front wheel, but after a minute or two I forgot that and could even jump the front wheel up curbs. With a load on the front the bike was very manageable, and the strong two-legged stand meant I wasn’t worried about balance when I loaded and unloaded the bike…”

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Take a Test Ride – It’s Free!

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We are now fully up and running. We have fully built-up and ready to ride Omnium Cargo’s and Omnium Mini’s in our Copenhagen showroom. You can come and have a test ride and see just how light and easy to ride these amazing bikes are. Any normally strong person can lift the bike with one hand, and yet it can carry around 80kg+ on it’s luggage area with ease. It feels as easy, safe and as natural as riding any normal bike. Don’t take our word for it, come and try one out! We also have a full range of accessories in stock too.


The Mini – Going to Production

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The Mini, with its funny looks, has brought a smile on many peoples faces. Even more so, when they have also tried riding it.

People have been truly impressed with the maneuverability, speed and loading capacity of this bike.

So after being thoroughly tested by Copenhagen messengers, and being redesigned with a new fork, the Mini is now ready for production.

ETA on the minis will be around June.

Ever Closer With Ever Libra

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The Omnium frames are now in the Mediterranean Sea on a cargo ship called Ever Libra.

STOP PRESS! The frames have been transferred to another smaller container ship for the final stretch to Copenhagen.

Hopefully the frames will arrive and clear customs in 14 days time. Stay tuned.

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The Omnium Big Bag

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Big with a big B. We are are currently testing a huge cargo bag which opens up to be as big as a house! This prototype bag is currently being used professionally by cargo courier company By-Expressen and can hold 400 L, which is about 80 kg of boxed coffee for example.

It is made of durable truck tarpaulin and we’ll also make a smaller size too. We think we’ll make them in red or black.IMG_0906IMG_0890

Child Seat Ideas

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We are way behind schedule with the Omnium accessories, but here is our first prototype of a comfy child seat. Its positioning leaves room for the 120L bag too.

In the next attempt we are going to lower the seat and also make it possible to turn the seat around, depending whether your passenger wants to see you, or the road ahead.

The final product is not going to resemble this seat, but is merely to show the possibilities.

A windshield is also on the drawing board.

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February Delivery

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We now have photographic evidence that Omnium bikes are loaded into the container and ready to take a romantic sea voyage to Copenhagen! It takes about 40 days for the bikes to arrive so we think by late February we’ll be unpacking shiny new frames and sending out invitations to our launch event. Price lists and photography will also be finalised.

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Prototype Construction

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We have already had two prototype frame-sets built of the Omnium Cargo model and these are currently being used full-time to deliver parcels and to carry children in Copenhagen. This full use testing has provided valuable feedback for the first production run.

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